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White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

We’re back with another exciting month of delicious President’s Choice PC Black Label Collection products. Let’s take a closer look at this month’s box. PC Black Label White Truffle Oil:  Deep, complex, earthy, and with tantalizing aromas, the prized and renowned flavour of white truffles is blended with sunflower and extra virgin olive oils to create an enticing gourmet infusion. Drizzle a few drops to enhance … Continue reading White Truffle Pizza (Pizza Bianca)

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

Summertime cuisine always reminds me of easy and quick dinners and eating alfresco on the patio, enjoying the outdoors.  How about you?  Do you enjoy cooking in the summer or grilling every meal outdoors?  I must admit that I still look to cook no matter the heat but my focus shifts to meals that can be easily eaten outdoors and are more portable.  Foods that complement … Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart with Asparagus and Greek Feta

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Winter Spiced Shakshouka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce)

(This post is sponsored by the FeedFeed and Vitamix). My favourite weekend brunch includes this Middle Eastern egg dish called Shakshouka. This dish is a feast for the palate with a myriad of spices simmered in a slow cooked tomato sauce with an abundance of chili’s, and topped with farm fresh eggs poached directly in the pan over this magical sauce. It’s adorned with an … Continue reading Winter Spiced Shakshouka (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce)

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Rustic Baby Potatoes with Habanero Aioli and Maple Glazed Spicy Salmon

  This month’s #PresidentsChoice PC Black Label Collection box included a favourite of mine, which is PC Black Label Habanero Aioli Whipped Dressing! This velvety aioli has complex flavours of sweet mango purée, curry, and a subtly hot habanero kick.  It’s a great condiment to eat with french fries, swirled into a salad dressing or used as a side replacing ketchup or mustard.  It’s so versatile that I even … Continue reading Rustic Baby Potatoes with Habanero Aioli and Maple Glazed Spicy Salmon

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Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart with a Quinoa Crust *gluten-free 

I love this tart! It’s easy, simple and delicious.  And did I mention it’s vegetarian? I’ll be honest, I was skeptical of my 6 year old son liking this tart due to the ‘green spinach’ layer under all that goat cheese but he devoured it for dinner alongside a vegetable soup. Yay! It’s relatively easy if you follow my steps below and the pastry is … Continue reading Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart with a Quinoa Crust *gluten-free 

Warm Eggplant Dip Recipe ~ Vegan and Dairy free 

​As the holiday season is fast approaching, I’ve been trying out various new recipes. One of my favourites on rotation right now is this Warm and Smoky Eggplant Dip.  It takes mere minutes to make and is truly satisfying. It’s always a hit at my dinner parties because it’s so tasty and satisfying and its the perfect appetizer to feed your hungry guests as soon … Continue reading Warm Eggplant Dip Recipe ~ Vegan and Dairy free 

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Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes (Makes 12) Ingredients: Wet Ingredients: 1 zucchini, shredded Pinch of fleur de sel (sea salt) 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup plain 2% yogurt Dry Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour 1 cup cocoa 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp ground vanilla bean (or extract) 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of fleur de sel (sea … Continue reading Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes

Apple & Blue Cheese Fritters

Apple & Castello® Blue Cheese Fritters 1/3 cup 75 mL all-purpose flour 1 tsp 5 mL baking powder 1 large russet potato, peeled and shredded 1 granny smith apple, shredded 1 shallot, finely diced 1 green onion, thinly sliced 2 tbsp 15 mL fresh parsley, chopped 2 tbsp 15 mL fresh dill, chopped 2 egg whites, lightly whipped 1/3 cup 75 g Castello® Blue Cheese, … Continue reading Apple & Blue Cheese Fritters

Tips for Hosting a Successful Dinner Party

I recently held a backyard bbq dinner party to celebrate the changing of the seasons in partnership with Cascade Platinum #sparklingclean. I had the opportunity to put the product to the test and I must say, I’m impressed! Not only did it remove the hard, cooked on food residue, it left all of my dishes sparking clean! In order to host a successful dinner party, … Continue reading Tips for Hosting a Successful Dinner Party

Roasted Mushroom and Chèvre Tart

Roasted Mushroom and Chèvre Tart Recipe: 1 sheet of Puff pastry (you can use store bought, thawed) 1 1/2 cups white mushrooms, rinsed and bottoms trimmed, (thinly sliced) 1 cup cremini mushrooms, rinsed and bottoms trimmed, (thinly sliced) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 350g goats cheese (Chèvre) 2 tblsp Olive oil Fresh cracked pepper Maldon sea salt or fleur de sel Sprigs of fresh thyme Flat … Continue reading Roasted Mushroom and Chèvre Tart